Dr Hamish Meffin is a Senior Researcher with the Victorian Research Laboratory (VRL) of the National Information and Communication Technology Australia (NICTA) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne.
Dr Hamish Meffin is also an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
He is involved with the Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) coordinating the development of a second generation retinal prosthesis across programs for microelectronics, materials, pre-clinical testing and surgery. He is also actively involved in research to devise strategies for communicating information on visual scenes to the brain using electrical neural stimulation.
Trained in mathematics, physics and neuroscience, for the past nine years he has worked in theoretic and experimental neuroscience in cross-disciplinary institutions such as the Bionic Ear Institute, Australia and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Germany. His work has contributed to our understanding of how the brain processes information. He has co-authored 12 publications in international journals and 36 refereed conference proceedings, and is co-inventor of one patent.